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Political Science

Richmond, The American International University in London

  • January, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Constant political change and upheaval dominate our lives today. Go behind the headlines to discover the structures and ideas that shape global politics, and open up a wide range of exciting career possibilities with this BA.

Whether it’s doing postgraduate study or working in government, international organisations, NGOs, business, social enterprises, finance, law, or the media, the choice will be yours.

You’ll focus on three core areas of Political Science: political thought, political systems and public policy, going from the theory of each to real world political situations.

Like our other programmes, our BA in Political Science is based on the American liberal arts tradition, which offers a multi-disciplinary approach, combining areas of study from the Humanities. That’s why your first year will include Scientific Reasoning and Creative Expression, as well as The Global Cold War and Comparative Political Systems.

You’ll enjoy a broad study of political thinkers and theories, going beyond the classroom to experience practical policy issues. Discover British politics in the setting of the Houses of Parliament.

From Global Development Politics to Policy Making in a Globalised World, our students gain a truly international understanding of politics and its processes.

Research plays an important role, so that you’ll acquire important skills using the latest technology which will be invaluable for any career. Some of our senior students have the opportunity to collaborate with academic staff on research.

A number of fascinating electives are on offer, giving you the chance to specialise in topics which appeal to you, such as ‘Gender, Politics and IR’, ‘Democracy and Democratization’, ‘Politics of Environmentalism’, and ‘Religion, Identity and Power’.

You can also take courses which allow you to specialise in the politics of different regions, including the USA, Latin America, the EU, Asia, Russia, Africa and the Middle East.

Many of our students also gain international political experience through an accredited internship, which helps shape their education and career choice.

Constant political change and upheaval dominate our lives today. Go behind the headlines to discover the structures and ideas that shape global politics, and open up a wide range of exciting career possibilities with this BA. Whether it’s doing postgraduate study or working in government, international organisations, NGOs, business, social enterprises,...

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Available Dates

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Richmond Hill Campus

Full Time, 3 years

January, 2020

£9250.00

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Classroom

Richmond Hill Campus

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

3 Year Pathway Entry Requirements

A Level: 3 C’s or equivalent*

*All other equivalent eligible transfer credits will be determined by Admissions.

4 Year Pathway Entry Requirements

A Level: 96 UCAS points

US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)

International Baccalaureate: 24 IB points (year 1) BTEC National Diploma: MMM.

Completion of Year 12-13 International equivalent secondary school qualification with a minimum grade average of grade of C including mathematics and English.

  • English Language Requirements (Non Native English Speakers)

3 Year Pathway Entry Requirements A Level: 3 C’s or equivalent* *All other equivalent eligible transfer credits will be determined by Admissions. 4 Year Pathway Entry Requirements A Level: 96 UCAS points US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale) International...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
88%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
96% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
92% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
96% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
96% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
96% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
100% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
92% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
92% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
92% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
88% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
76% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
96% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
84% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
88% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
80% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
84% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
88% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
68% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
88% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
92% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
76% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
88% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
100% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
84% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
80% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
75% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points64

  • Employment RateN/A

  • Average Graduate SalaryN/A

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